Prosecution: Amos Yee's uploaded image was 'plainly obscene'
On the second day of blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang's trial, the prosecution told the court on Friday (May 8) that the image the 16-year-old posted online was "plainly obscene".
It had no redeeming scientific, education and medical value, Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Hay Hung Chun told the court.
The image in question involved the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Amos' legal team had a different view.
One of his lawyers, Mr Ervin Tan, said that the image was not obscene.
He said: “The sting in the image is the mockery of a leader, highly respected by many... It is not a pornographic image.”
Another one of his lawyers, Mr Chong Jia Hao, also said that Amos "did not have the deliberate and conscious intention of wounding religious feelings" when he uploaded his rant-filled video.
DPP Hay disagreed, saying that it was plain that the teen's "remarks against Christianity were deliberately made".
Judge Kaur will deliver her findings on Tuesday (May 12).
Read the full report in our print edition on April 9.
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